I know for every Celtic Fan, No. 1 on the list is a 2012-2013 NBA Championship, but if there was 3 things that you would want to see from the Celtic team this season, what would it be (it has to be somewhat realistic so nothing like "I wish Rajon Rondo will average 50 points and 20 assists a game". Also, to help narrow it down, it has to be from somebody who is already on the roster, so you can't say things like "I wish we could get Andrew Bynum." or something). Here are the 3 things, on my Celtic Wish-List:
First, I wish for Jason Terry (Age 35) to average the same type of numbers that Ray Allen had averaged at age 35 (coming off the bench of course). Ray Allen averaged 16.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists, shooting 49% from the field, and 44% from the 3-point range. I also want him to do it in no more than 33 minutes a game (Ray had averaged 36 minutes a game). I also want Terry to copy, or at least come close to Allen's performance during the 2010-2011 playoffs (also age 35), where Allen averaged 18.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, shooting 52% from the field and 57% from 3-point range. I also want this done in no more than 36 minutes. (This could be called unrealistic to some extent, but I believe it's possible).
Secondly, I wish for Jeff Green to return to the Celtics and live up to his contract. A lot fans are a little disappointed in the amount of money we had to spend on Green to keep him here in Boston (although he said he wanted to return anyway), so I want Green to average numbers close to the ones he had during his last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Green was averaging 16.9 points, and 4 rebounds (I actually want to see an improvement there too), shooting 49% from the field, and 39% from 3-point range. I also want Jeff Green's name to be among the candidates for Sixth Man of the Year (along with Terry of course).
Lastly, I want there to be no season-ending injuries on the Celtics roster. I don't want to say "I wish there was no injuries period" because I feel that falls into the category of unrealistic, it's still a sport where dozens of players are on the injury rosters. Season-ending injuries have plagued the Celtics last year, and it's a shame to see such young players, lose a year from their NBA careers. Being in the NBA is a blessing that few people get to enjoy, and people like Jeff Green and Chris Wilcox are good players who deserve every minute they get on an NBA court.
But what about you? What are the 3 things on your Celtic Wish-List?